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A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.

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When a band of ruthless hijackers invade the world's most luxurious cruise ship, they're shocked to discover the passengers have mysteriously vanished! But that doesn't mean they are alone! Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one! Written by Greg Kleiner <LtJGBrewer@aol.com>

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Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,737,793 (USA) (30 January 1998)

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$11,146,409 (USA) (10 April 1998)
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Captain Atherton, played by Derrick O'Connor, was named after cinematographer Howard Atherton. See more »

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When they board the ship, Finnigan's boat is far below the cargo door; then, when he jumps from the boat in to help Trilian it is at the almost same level - which is plausible since the ship is sinking. However, when they jump on the Ski-Doo to escape, it is again far below the door again. See more »

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Finnegan: [after a fight with the pirates] There goes one year off my life.
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This is a GOOD movie. It does not deserve a 5.4
2 September 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

Treat Williams and Kevin J. O'Connor in particular are very good.

It's a low budget genre flick, but acting is excellent across the board. O'Connor is great comic relief. The monster is clichéd, but cool. Quality and care went into this movie across the board.

I definitely recommend this movie without reservation.

I've seen it several times on cable as well as originally on DVD, and my opinion of it has held up.

Wes Studi (never bad in anything), Djimon Hounsou, and Anthony Heald (the psychologist from Silence of the Lambs) as bad guys and Anthony Heald are very competent as well.

I just can't understand how this movie got only a 5.4 from users.


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